The Naval Oceanographic Office's battery-driven autonomous unmanned vehicles (AUV) have logged more than 25,000 nautical miles with more than 7,000 hours of operational employment over the last decade. In addition to these AUVs for ocean-bottom mapping, naval oceanography is investing in glider vehicles to serve as a highly persistent sensing net for ocean dynamics. The Glider Operation Center has been operating around the clock since 2007, covering more than 44,000 nautical miles and completing more than 76,000 hours of operations. Due to these successes, programs to procure additional gliders and AUVs for naval oceanography are in place. Last May, the service released the US Navy Climate Change Roadmap, a companion document to the US Navy Arctic Roadmap released in November 2009. Developed by the Navy's Task Force Climate Change, the roadmap provides recommendations on policy, strategic planning, investments, communications and partnerships.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||Sea Technology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ocean Engineering